In Attempt to Get Off Easy, Robber Claims Purple Hearts

| July 13, 2020

In attempt to lighten up his sentence after being convicted of firearms theft, a New York man claimed he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.  Later, Marcos Guzman plead guilty to lying about the Purple Hearts.

Marcos Guzman

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Stolen Valor: Gun Store Robber Tried to Get Off Easy by Claiming Purple Hearts

Convicted felon Marcos Guzman tried to get on the good side of probation officers in upstate New York with a bogus tale of combat heroics that he claimed had earned him two Purple Heart medals.

The feds saw through the ruse: The Purple Heart certificates and photographs turned out to be fakes, and now Guzman faces more jail time.

Guzman, 36, pleaded guilty July 2 before U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Wolford in Rochester, New York, to “making fraudulent representations about the receipt of military medals.”

He faces the possibility of one year in jail and a $100,000 fine when he is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 12, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.


New York man faked valor to get lighter prison sentence on firearms charges, feds say

Guzman, 36, provided photos to the U.S. Probation Office purporting to show two Purple Heart certificates, according to the release.

“The Purple Heart certificates were fake,” reads the release.

They say that crime doesn’t pay – but it does for a little while until it catches up to you.

Category: Purple Heart, WTF?

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  1. Hack Stone says:

    Damn shame that nobody pointed him to Frank Visconti (so?).

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Link to Frank Visconi from (April Fool’s Day) 2014.
      Over 1500 comments!
      However, the Scotty blog went poof.
      Gone. (Ugh.)

    • Green Thumb says:

      Hanging with Forgin’ Frank is in rare air indeed. I mean the dude pushed it up to what, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals?

      Old homeboy here does not appear like he needs to be working in any local ice cream shops.

      I hope he like dick.

  2. UpNorth says:

    Hey, Guzman, you don’t get Purple Hearts for eyebrow and ear piercings. Shitbird.

  3. Combat Historian says:

    This douche hooked up with Forgin’ Frank Visconi…

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Combat Historian,
      Check this out….
      a REBUTTAL blog by Frank Visconi himself,
      October 2014,
      6 months after being outed by MP & VG/TAH.

      Last paragraphs:
      (Paste) – I will be posting another page to inform you about another website named: “This Ain’t Hell” which is operated by one John Lilyea, a retired Army Sergeant. Killeffer is one of many defamers (including Lilyea himself) that do NOTHING but sit at their computers all day using fake names so they cannot be identified and take pleasure in their miserable lives to destroy the lives of others. Visit that site and take a look at the sickening, vulgar comments that these miscreants post about fellow veterans who these idiots have decided among themselves are phonies and/or embellishers of their military history. They do this under the guise of their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech. What they need is to be put in jail. Doing this to others is pleasurable to them (and there are females on the site also…..the kind you DON’T want to take home to meet your mom.

      Check out my page on the This Ain’t Hell blog owned and operated by Lilyea. He and Killeffer and a couple others (several others) are known throughout the entire veteran community for their dishonorable behavior. Lawsuits for defamation have been filed against them many times.
      Sooner or later, they will pay for their sins against mankind.
      (End Paste)

      Did Visconi even come out with the 2nd REBUTTAL,
      or the lawsuit(s)????

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Uhhh, yep.
      REBUTTAL #2, by Frank J. Visconi.
      Same day, October 2014.
      Titled – [“This Ain’t Hell” Blog-Website
      Filled with Vulgar Untruths]

      Not much coming out of Tennessee
      from (or about) FJV in the past 5 years.

  4. Skippy says:

    Jack Ass

  5. M48DAT says:

    Let’s hope he qualifies for a real one after meeting Bubba and his brothers Thor and Tiny.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Now wondering if that prison’s cable shows
      Stir Crazy, Deliverance,
      or old grindhouse jail revenge movies.
      Good op here to cue up sample YouTube video link(s).

    • Berliner says:

      He got a “purty mouth”… he’s going to regret getting his ears pierced. By the time he gets out those ear piercings will be stretched out to a larger gauge by Bubba, Tiny and Thor hooking their index fingers in the holes until their “happy ending”.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’m sure that he’ll get pimped out to the rest of his cell block once Bubba, Thor, Julio and “Tiny Tyrone” break him in! Like the saying goes, “Only assholes get straightened out in prison”!

  6. Doc Savage says:

    In todays world of the internet, how do any of these criminal masterminds believe this kind of BS will actually go far before someone starts vetting the lie?

    Have fun in the slam, spunk bubble.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Hack always said that the brig was overflowing with people smarter than The Corps. Amazing how the guys who barely made it out of high school think that they can outwit NCIS.

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  8. 5th/77th FA says:

    Don’t know about any Purple Hearts, but I’ll bet he’s gonna have a purple taint soon. Wonder if this lying sack of sh^t…Marcos Guzman, bought his jewelry himself from the tips he was making as an Apprentice Towel Fluffer at Brucie’s Bath House (Entrance in the rear); or if it was gifts from the truckers he was Guzzling behind the Flying J dumpsters?

  9. Green Thumb says:

    Landscaping at All-Points Logistics in Merritt Island, FL.

    Yeah. This loser fits the bill.